At CAJ: Guidelines for correcting & updating content

correctionsI played a minor role on a committee that released a pretty major document today.

The Canadian Association of Journalists Ethics Committee released  guidelines for updating and correcting information published online.

This is the first comprehensive statement on best practices that we know of. The guiding principle of the document is transparency — that we don’t simply “scrub” news content and hope that no one has noticed.

Kathy English at the Toronto Star and Craig Silverman should take the majority of credit for this report. But I and a few other journalists played a supporting role.

Take a read.